The tragedy of the Great War: causes, consequences and contrasting centenaries – Autumn 2017

Enlist todayAlthough the Great War’s consequences are indisputable, its origins remain contentious.
Re-evaluating each country’s role in the crisis, we will trace the political, social and economic causes of the conflict. Given the war’s contrasting memories and national narratives we will also ask, should we commemorate without reproach.

Tutor – Mark Barnard
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 2 October 2017
Course Ref – C2337817

Online enrolment is available from 20 June – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

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Exploring opera – Autumn 2017

musicWe will watch, on dvd, a selection of operas, designed to give a representative view of the genre. By discussing the various aspects which make up an opera – e.g. music, libretto, singers, orchestra, production – you will be able to form a judgement about how opera does what it does. This will help you to watch opera with a greater understanding of how a composer’s initial idea ends up as a final production on the stage. It is a very interesting journey!

Tutor – Anne Allcock
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 11 meetings from 25 September 2017
Course Ref – C2337916

Online enrolment is available from 20 June – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Plunge into poetry – Autumn 2017

poetry-720609_1920This course will focus on a selection of poems from two recently published collections. A booklet of the relevant poems will be given to each student. This year’s collections will be ‘Say Something Back’ by Denise Riley (shortlisted for the 2016 T. S. Eliot Prize) and ‘Waiting for the Past’ by Les Murray (a leading Australian poet). Through sharing ideas about these poems we shall explore what lies beneath the surface meanings. You will be encouraged to participate in discussion, sometimes with the whole class, at other times working in pairs. Some comparison with poems from other periods will be included and you will also be given the opportunity to make your own choices from the anthology, Being Human.

Tutor – Carol Anthony
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 10:15am – 12:15pm, 11 meetings from 25 September 2017
Course Ref – C2337816

Online enrolment is available from 20 June – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Drawing and painting the multicultural way – Autumn 2017

aboriginal artEach term we explore the visual culture (in a very wide sense) of a chosen area of the world. Recent areas studied have been Central and South America. This will be done by power point presentations, books, the internet, and any real life examples we can find. We will identify themes and styles which are important to the area and in a very loose way apply these to our own work. Although the course title implies a drawing and painting course, this is only a starting point. In reality any creativity is encouraged and lately students have produced beautiful work in various forms of textiles, papier-mâché, clay, and salt dough as well as paintings and drawings on different scales. You do not need to have any experience but an open-mindedness and curiosity will help you get the most out this course.

Tutor – Jane Livne
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 11 meetings from 25 September 2017
Course Ref – C2337814

Online enrolment is available from 20 June – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

The Balfour Declaration – Derby Day School Autumn 2017

Balfour portrait and declarationWe will explore 19th century political/theological, (British) Christian-Zionist discussions, the context of WW1, priorities of British Government war-time decision-making, Imperial ‘mind-sets’, role of key figures, the transformation of the Declaration into the Mandate Document (24 July 1922) and the legacy.

Tutor – Peter Shambrook
Date – Saturday 18 November 2017
Time – 10:00am-1:00pm
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee FREE

To book a place call 01332 291805 or email derbyoffice@wea.org.uk

The effects of globalisation: the good, the bad and the ugly – Derby Day School Autumn 2017

magnets-2487101_1920.jpgGlobalisation is a complex and controversial subject with supporters and sceptics. We will examine its impact and the consequences for the private and public sectors in creating higher income inequality, social costs, removing labour rights and job protection, and weakening trade unions.

Tutor – Joe Marshall
Date – Saturday 21 October 2017
Time – 10:00am-12:00pm
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee FREE

To book a place call 01332 291805 or email derbyoffice@wea.org.uk

Job and his interpreters – Derby Day School Autumn 2017

Blake Book of Job Linell set 5The Book of Job, one of the world’s oldest books, holds a fascination even today. We will examine Job’s story and look at some of the interpretations it has inspired, particularly focusing on William Blake’s 1826 illustrations which turned the traditional interpretation of the Job story upside-down.

Tutor – Ciaran Guilfoyle
Date – Saturday 14 October 2017
Time – 10:30am-3:00pm – Includes 30 minutes for lunch, please bring your own
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee FREE

To book a place call 01332 291805 or email derbyoffice@wea.org.uk

Women write music too – Derby Day School Autumn 2017

Clara Wieck im Alter von 15 JahrenAfter centuries of being largely sidelined, women composers have begun to enjoy wider recognition. Join us to explore the music of outstanding composers, from Hildegard of Bingen, through Clara Schumann and Ethel Smyth, to Judith Weir.

Tutor – Mike Wheeler
Date – Saturday 14 October 2017
Time – 10:00am-12:00pm
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee FREE

To book a place call 01332 291805 or email derbyoffice@wea.org.uk

1917 The Russian Revolution: events and propaganda – including Battleship Potemkin – Derby Day School Autumn 2017

Vintage PotemkinThe causes of the 1917 revolution and events that took place during that year will be examined. The classic film Battleship Potemkin will be shown followed by a discussion about its importance and the role of propaganda in Russia following the Communist revolution.

Tutor – Ann Parker
Date – Saturday 7 October 2017
Time – 10:00am-2:30pm – Includes 30 minutes for lunch, please bring your own
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee – £5.00

To book a place call 01332 291805 or email derbyoffice@wea.org.uk

Please send your cheque to the address above, made payable to WEA Derby Branch

Fair trade or free trade? Derby Day School – Autumn 2017

mixture-69523_1280.jpgDonald Trump and Theresa May agree – free trade is their watchword. And don’t forget “Brexit means Brexit”. Should the Prime Minister deal away our NHS? What does this all mean for the people of Britain? What are the alternatives?

Tutor – Keith Venables & Christine Jordan
Date – Wednesday 13 September 2017
Time – 1:00pm-5:00pm
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee FREE

To book a place call 01332 291805 or email derbyoffice@wea.org.uk

Now enrolling for Autumn 2017

You can now enrol for our new courses starting in September.

Find a course and enrol online at https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

or browse through the new brochure here: http://www.wea.org.uk/eastmidlands/about-us/publications/derby-and-derbyshire-2017-brochure

If you would like to book a place on one of the day schools, please contact the Derby office on 01332 291805 or derbyoffice@wea.org.uk

The tragedy of the Great War: causes, consequences & contrasting centenaries

Bravo, Belgium! - Punch (12 August 1914), page 143 - BLAlthough the Great War’s consequences are indisputable, its origins remain contentious. Re-evaluating each country’s role in the crisis, this course traces the political, social and economic causes of the conflict. Given the war’s contrasting memories and national narratives we will also ask, should we commemorate without reproach?

Tutor Mark Barnard
Starts Friday 19 May 2017
Time 10.00am-12.00pm
Duration 7 weeks
Location The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee £53.90 or FREE based on selected means tested benefits

To book a place call 01332 291805 or email derbyoffice@wea.org.uk

Lest we forget – lest we remember: contrasting centenaries in Britain, France and Germany

PoppiesSymbolised by the Somme and the poppy, the Great War has left an enduringly emotive legacy. Given Germany’s problematic remembrance culture and claims that Europe’s first Ring of Remembrance heralded a departure from national narratives, this talk asks, should we commemorate without reproach?

Tutor Mark Barnard
Date Friday 28 April 2017
Time 10.30am-12.30pm
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee FREE

To book a place call 01332 291805 or email derbyoffice@wea.org.uk

Drawing and painting the multicultural way – Spring 2017

Arte HuicholIn this course we explore the visual culture (in its widest form) of a chosen area of the world. Students use this to inspire and inform their artwork in a wide variety of media, improving their skills as they go.

Tutor – Jane Livne
Fee £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 11 meetings from 9 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337130

Online enrolment is available from 5 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Exploring opera – Spring 2017

OpéraThe operas we study will be selected from a wide range of composers and by watching and discussion will show how this most exciting of art forms can draw us in through the music and the drama in many different ways.

Tutor – Anne Allcock Fee £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 11 meetings from 9 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337133

Online enrolment is available from 5 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx